Australia's Best Meat Pie Is Found In Country Victoria - Again!
One of the best things to do on an Aussie road trip is to taste the local cuisine, and we all know that means MEAT PIES! My theory is that the smaller the town, the better the meat pie, which is why it's no surprise that Australia's greatest pie can be found in the little old town of Kyneton, hidden away in the Victorian Macedon Ranges.
A Crust Above The Rest
The Baking Association of Australia held its annual pie and pastie competition early last year and the crown of Australia’s Best Pie went to Country Cob Bakery for the third year running!
In 2019 it was their Caramelised Pork and Pepper Pie which took the glory (developed by bakery co-owners brothers Ryan and Chan Khun, in a nod to their Cambodian heritage.) In 2020, their flaky Pepper Beef Pie took out the crown, making it the current champ. The 5 times gold medallist was also deemed Australia's Best Flavor Beef Pie.
Best Australian pastie again went to Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies, also in the small Victorian town of Kernot. Their roasted vegetable pastie also took out the best gluten-free pastie category.
Australia's Best Pies and Pasties
If you want to try all of the winners, why not make these pit stops part of your next road trip itinerary. Hello bucket list!
Plain Mince Beef Pie: Country Cob Bakery
Plain Chunky Beef Pie: Maleny Bakery
Beef Flavoured Pie: Country Cob Bakery – Pepper Pie
Vegetarian Pie: Country Cob Bakery – Curry Cauliflower, Chickpea, Lentil & Pea
Seafood Pie: Four Seasons Patisserie Bakery – Malasian Seafood Pie
Poultry Pie: Bel’s Gordon Street Bakery – Chicken Cajun
Gourmet Pie: Country Cob Bakery - American BBQ Whiskey Pork & Quail Egg
Gluten Free Pie: Mountain High Pies – Lamb Shiraz
Apprentice Plain Mince Beef Pie: Four Seasons Patisserie – by Tran Le
Traditional Pastie: Ferguson Plarre
Gourmet Pastie: Ferguson Plarre – Beef & Porcini Mushroom with Parmesan Mash
Vegetarian Pastie: Bels Gordon Street Bakery – Spinach & Three Cheese
Gluten Free Pastie: Jo Jo's Gluten Free - Roast Vegetable Pastie
Apprentice Traditional Pastie: Emma’s – Marie Jackson
And if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can check out all of the medal winners.
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